All-in DVD

March 2004
Management Services;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p30
Academic Journal
NEC has launched the latest in their DVD-RW range of products--the ND-2500--which is an 8-in-1 combo-drive offering 8x write speeds to both -R and +R media, as of March 2004. This drive offers users a maximum 12x DVD-ROM read speed combined with a maximum 40x CD-ROM speed with the added feature of CD-RW speeds of 32x and Ultra-Speed CD-RW discs at 16x. A companion device, the ND-5100 SlimWriter offers 8x DVD read speeds and an impressive 4x +R and +RW. The ND-2500A has what NEC claims to be the fastest DVD recording currently available in the market. It also gives the user the ability to select the preferred media without having to decide which DVD format to use with no compromise in performance. Both drives take advantage of NEC's high resolution writing strategy and of an improved version of NEC's Active Optimized Power Control (OPC). The high resolution writing strategy uses advanced laser modulation to enhance the accuracy of the written data. Active OPC monitors writing power and reflection of the media in use, calculating the optimum laser power and adjusting it in real time. In addition to this, NEC has implemented its own buffer under run error prevention technology.


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